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Friday Food News Wrap: March 10

Friday Food News Wrap: March 10

We celebrated International Pancake Day this week, followed by Mardi Gras, followed by the beginning of Lent, and many of us have sugar consumption (or lack of it) on our minds. Did you know, for instance, that even though soft drinks are banned in the L.A. schools, kids can still choose a breakfast that contains […]

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Friday Food News Wrap: Feb. 25

Friday Food News Wrap: Feb. 25

Getting kids to eat more healthy foods is the theme of the week – both in the larger world, and in our household, where the kids have decided that Chex snack mix reigns supreme. Sigh. Moving on… Got Veggies?: Vital Health Zone offers this helpful chart of how many veggies a person needs based on […]

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Friday Food News Wrap: Feb. 18

Friday Food News Wrap: Feb. 18

President Obama’s proposed budget was at the top of the news this week, and those who follow childhood nutrition were pleased to learn that all programs will retain their current level of funding, with $7.9 billion for discretionary nutrition program support (as per Obama Foodorama). However, as The Slow Cook pointed out in Grist this week, school […]

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Friday Food News Feed: Jan. 20

Friday Food News Feed: Jan. 20

Healthy food is all over the news this week, starting with yesterday’s announcement by Walmart executives (joined by First Lady Michelle Obama) that they are launching an effort to offer more healthful foods and push its suppliers to do the same. According to the Washington Post, Walmart will develop more healthful and affordable packaged food […]

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Friday Food News Feed: Jan. 14

Friday Food News Feed: Jan. 14

After a slight lull over the holidays, it’s been a busy week in food news. Topping the list is yesterday’s release of proposed federal guidelines for school lunches by the USDA, the first such change in 15 years. The recommendations (prompted by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act signed into law last month) include cutting salt and fat, adding […]

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Friday Food News Feed: Sept. 17

Does the term “corn sugar” mean anything to you? If not, you may have missed one of the biggest food news stories of the week. The Corn Refiners Association has decided it is tired of getting bashed about “high fructose corn syrup,” so they have petitioned the FDA to change the name of HFCS to […]

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